Many people are sad about the upcoming end of the 3DS eShop, and they have a right to be. However, it seems like fewer gamers are buying games from the Wii U digital store. We don’t know if it’s just us, but we can’t let that stand because the console had some pretty good games, some of which are still exclusive to the system. People may not have liked Nintendo’s GamePad idea, but it did give developers some fun ideas.
So, in case you’ve forgotten about the cool Wii U eShop games that you really need on your system, we’ve picked out some gems to get your attention. Don’t forget that we’re focusing on games that don’t have a Switch version.știi?știi?
Just remember that you can’t use credit cards to buy eShop games after May 23, 2022, and you can’t add funds after August 29, 2022. However, if your Nintendo Network ID is linked to your Nintendo Account, you can still use the pooled funds on the closing stores until March 20, 2023. So, you might want to buy as many gift cards as you can while you still can. With our eShop gift card discount code, you can get 10% off!
Affordable Space Adventures (Wii U eShop)
Since we heard that the Wii U eShop was going to close, we’ve been pushing this game like crazy, and for good reason. Since it is still only available on the system, Affordable Space Adventures will be one of the most missed games when the store closes. It was made by Nifflas and may be the best game outside of Nintendo Land to show how the GamePad can improve gameplay.
The GamePad is a must-have, and the touchscreen is basically your ship’s control panel. When you’re playing alone, you use the touchscreen to control your ship’s engines and functions, fly, and aim your flashlight. That is a lot of fun, but you can also play with two other people and share tasks and work together. No matter how you play, managing the ship and using it to solve puzzles are two of the best parts of the game.
This is probably the Wii U eShop game you should add to your collection before it disappears forever.
The Swapper (Wii U eShop)
The Swapper is a great choice for people who like scary science fiction. This is a puzzle platformer where you try to figure out how to get through a variety of interesting environments and figure out what’s going on.
It’s not the longest game, and you can play it on other platforms besides Nintendo, but the clone-based puzzles and style make it worth a look.
Nano Assault Neo (Wii U eShop)
Shin’en Multimedia has made great Nintendo games for many generations, making the most of what the hardware can do when other companies are having trouble. Nano Assault Neo was a follow-up to games for the DS and 3DS in which you control a tiny ship and fight all kinds of bugs and other nasty things. It looked great when it came out on Wii U, but what’s more important is that the battlefields and stages, which look like orbs, are still a lot of fun.
It’s worth a look, especially if you haven’t read this Shin’en series before.
BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (Wii U eShop)
After the great retro-styled games on Wii, 3DS, and now Switch, Runner 2 was a big change for the BIT.TRIP series. The graphics have a cool 3D look, and while the game is still fun in the same way as the original runner, it adds new ideas and twists.știitștiit.știiștii.
Weirdly, this is the only game in the series that isn’t on Switch. Its successor, Runner3, came out on Nintendo’s current system, so you should definitely get this one on Wii U while you still can.
Year Walk (Wii U eShop)
Year Walk was a fascinating collaboration between DakkoDakko (Scram Kitty) and Simogo (Sayonara Wild Hearts), with a focus on Swedish folklore. It’s basically a story about a long walk (the name says so), but it’s full of surprises, subversive ideas, and engaging gameplay. Even better, this is a game that went all in on utilising the GamePad as a second screen, making this arguably the ‘definitive’ version of the game.
A Wii U game that we can’t say enough good things about.
NES Remix (Wii U eShop)
During the Wii U era, Nintendo tried out different ways to get new gamers interested in old games. NES Remix was the best example of this. It was sold in stores in North America and Japan together with its sequel, but not in Europe. Since this is our list and we can do what we want, we’ve included it. Bwahaha!
You’d have to buy full games from the Virtual Console to play them on NES Remix. Instead, it has clever little clips and challenges from 16 different 8-bit games. In addition, the ‘Remix’ levels would fundamentally play around with these games and their mechanics, such as an Excitebike race in the dark.
If this game makes Urban Champion look like fun, then it must be good.
NES Remix 2 (Wii U eShop)
Since this is a follow-up, the first one must have done pretty well. Even though NES Remix 2 had fewer games (12) and fewer challenges, it upped the ante in terms of its features. It had pretty good Miiverse support (we miss you, Miiverse) and a wider variety of games. If you own both games, you also get a “Championship” mode.
You might as well get both NES Remix games if you can only get one.
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Dual Destinies + DLC (3DS)
Dual Destinies and Spirit of Justice are the two new mainline games in the Ace Attorney series that came out for the 3DS. The games keep going with the story of the famous lawyer Phoenix Wright and add new friends and enemies to the mix. Dual Destinies and Spirit of Justice each have a DLC case that can be bought in the in-game shop. You can also play these visual novel detective games on iOS and Android, but this is your last chance to get them on the 3DS hardware they were made for.
My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (3DS)
This one is weird and you have to do some extra work to get it. Fans of Zelda and Picross can get My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess by trading in their platinum points. This puzzle game has 45 puzzles based on Twilight Princess’ version of Hyrule. It’s not a great Picross game, but fans of both Zelda and Picross will find it fun. On Nintendo’s website, you’ll need to finish enough challenges to earn 1000 platinum points before you can get it.